by Lech Biegalski
Originally published elsewhere in August 2015 – (with later updates)
Partition of Syria has always been plan “A” for the US. Now, it has been renamed as Plan “B”, but it still is the same plan. The US wants to control the NE part of Syria for two reasons:
- That’s where the Syrian oil and gas deposits are located;
- That’s where the projected new pipelines, connecting the Gulf States through Turkey to Europe, are to merge.
Map A: The oil corridor between Oman and Turkey
Map B: Oil and natural gas deposits around Baku
The situation in Syria is part of the attempt, by the West, to control crude oil and natural gas reserves, as well as to control pipeline corridors connecting Arab and Azerbaijani oil and gas fields with Europe. These projected pipelines are planned by American oil companies. On their side are the producers (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Azerbaijan) as well as the transit countries (Turkey, Ukraine). This explains why the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar support terrorists attempting to destabilize Syria. (This was the situation at the time of writing – 2015. Currently, Turkey’s position has either changed or has become extremely confusing and suspicious.)
In map C, the blue lines represent existing and projected Russian pipelines, the red lines represent the existing and projected Western pipelines.
(Please see the Updates at the bottom of this article for new developments)
One look at Map C, above, shows that projected pipeline corridors from Azerbaijan have to run through, or near, Georgia, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, with Ignushetia, Dagestan and Chechnya, then through Crimea, Ukraine and Moldova. There was a big push by the West to incite color revolutions, armed rebellions, regime changes and wars along this route in order to control these pipeline corridors. All these “revolutions”, “rebellions”, and wars were not a coincidence. They happened along these pipeline corridors for a reason.
Pipelines running from the Arab countries on both sides of Persian Gulf have to tap into the reserves in Yemen, Oman, U.A.E., Qatar, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, before entering Turkey on their way to Europe. This explains why we have war in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria, as well as pressure on Iran. Now, (June 2017), also pressure on Qatar. This also explains the 1991 bombing and partition of former Yugoslavia.
Russia has invested a lot of money into its existing pipelines to Europe and Russia does not want to lose the European energy markets. Therefore, Russia is blocking the western projected Baku pipelines along the Georgia-Chechnya-Dagestan-Ignushetia-South Ossetia-Abkhazia-Armenia line, then on the line of Crimea-Doneck-Luhansk-Kharkiv, with some diplomatic attempts to secure its interests in Moldova. It is also blocking the Persian Gulf pipelines in Iran, Iraq, and Syria.
Now, look at maps A and C, above, and locate the huge crude oil i natural gas deposits along the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea, mainly in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, as well as in Uzbekistan. If only these energy resources could be sold and shipped eastward, to India and China, somebody would make a lot of money, again. To achieve this goal, that somebody needs to run pipelines through, or near, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and yes, through Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Isn’t it a lucky coincidence that in those countries, along those projected pipeline corridors, we also had a series of color revolutions, a putsch in Pakistan, and a major war in Afghanistan, where we now have US military bases making sure that the project runs smoothly?
There is no mystery about it, it’s realpolitik with lots of lettuce involved. Color revolutions and armed rebellions don’t just happen because the people have had enough of the existing regimes. Wars don’t happen to “help the poor Afghani women” or to “protect civilians.” They are carefully planned and manufactured, usually from abroad and always for economic objectives.
In short, Russia is attempting to protect the existing status quo, while the US and its allies are trying to change it. This is why the US and its allies must organize revolutions, rebellions, and wars, and must break international law, employ proxies, and sponsor terrorists. Russia, on the other hand, uses international law and legal means to prevent changes and defend its interests.
The name of the game is who is going to sell oil and natural gas to Europe, who the transit countries are going to be, and who is going to run and control the pipelines. The NE corner of Syria is what the Americans want to control, as this is where the two pipelines running from the Persian Gulf are to merge. It also contains the Syrian deposits of oil and natural gas.
In NE Syria, the US forces are enlarging a small rural airstrip near Rmaylan, establishing military bases, and concentrating their ground troops. Terrorists and Kurds, sponsored by the US and their allies, attempt to carve out NE Syria by developing strongholds along the Euphrates River (Jarbulus, Manbij, Sarrin, Raqqa, Deir ez-Zur). This is also where the US is planning some kind of Kurdish entity, of course with a government friendly to Washington and its plans.
The war in Syria cannot be entirely understood without considering the Israeli factor. Israel, Jewish organizations, Jewish “activists”, and Jewish US polititians have regularly lobbied the US government and supported the US wars on those Arab countries which opposed Israel’s illegal expansion in the region and illegal annexation of the territories occupied after the 1967 six-day war. This, however, is a topic for another article.
Such is the real truth. It’s the gas, the oil, and the pipelines. And a lot of money. The rest of the story is a smoke and mirrors, excuses, pretexts, diversion, and propaganda.
Source maps for this article:
Map C, above, shows the major gas and oil pipeline routes. I drew Map C based on the following source maps and on descriptions of projected pipelines connecting the Persian Gulf area with Europe:
Yamal – Europe pipeline
Nabucco and South Stream pipelines
BTC pipeline route
Baku-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline route
Blue Stream pipeline
Recently circulated map of “Kurdish cities” – in preparation for the creation of the so called Kurdish state – a US client that will open the projected pipeline corridor from Iran through northern Iraq, north-eastern Syria and Turkey to Europe. Please note how it is similar to the location of energy resources in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey – (the first map, above).
It is also along this route that the US-sponsored terrorists concentrate their efforts, from Aleppo, along the Euphrates River and in the NE corner on Syria, through Mosul and Kirkuk in Iraq.
And here is the proposed “Kurdistan”:
Update 4 – (More source maps):
Update 5 – Projected pipeline from Turkmenistan, through Afghanistan and Pakistan to India: